Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)


(October)

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Teachers use CogAT scores to help students learn more effectively and to help identify academically gifted students. CogAT is one of three statewide grade 2 assessments used to evaluate each student for the purpose of placement into a district gifted and talented program. Students must meet the criteria on two of the three assessments to qualify for the program. Read more at the South Carolina Department of Education